Tucker Carlson Defended Statutory Rape As Recently As 2015

Tucker Carlson speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on Oct. 21 2018

Tucker Carlson speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on Oct. 21 2018. Rich Polk—Getty Images for Politicon

Fox News primetime host Tucker Carlson is getting more criticism than usual after progressive media watchdog Media Matters unearthed audio snippets from interviews he participated in with shock joke radio host "Bubba, the Love Sponge".

Carlson's comments on Bubba the Love Sponge overlaps with his hiring at Fox News in 2009.

Carlson responded on Sunday night by saying that Media Matters "caught me saying something naughty".

The women's group also retweeted Media Matters for America president Angelo Carusone's tweet at Carlson, which stated that "the reason we released this is precisely because the things you say on your Fox News show echo the misogyny displayed in those clips".

The Fox News anchor has invited "anyone who disagrees" with his views to come on his show.

-April 4, 2006: Carlson downplays the molestation of a 13-year-old boy abused by his teacher, saying that female teachers who rape their underage male students are "doing a service to all 13-year-old girls by taking the pressure off". If she's accusing other people of nonconsensual sex, it's a little more complicated than if some, you know, housewife claims she was pulled off the street and raped.

He described Hillary Clinton as "anti-penis" and said "you look at Hillary and you know in your heart that if she could castrate you, she would". He defends assault on children, makes countless misogynistic claims, and shows he's complete disregard for an entire gender. He is accused of facilitating the marriage between a 16 year old girl and a 27 year old man.

CO-HOST: Yeah, it's - you know what it is? But what's striking about these clips is that it comes off as so natural and normal for him; it's like you're getting a chance to see who Tucker Carlson really is and what those ideas really mean.

"I just don't think it's the same thing exactly as pulling a child from a bus stop and sexually assaulting that child", Tucker said". The rapist in this case has made a lifelong commitment to women take care of the person. That's bullshit. In my brief experience, you don't get swimming going is arguing with them. What do you mean in accessory?

There's a lot more, including repeatedly calling Lexie Stewart "cunty" (a word he had such outrage over when Samantha Bee used it) and saying "If it weren't my daughter, I would love that scenario" when talking about fantasies of lesbian experimentation at his 14-year-old child's boarding school. Tucker thinks that's a shame. "But he's disgusted by you today".

The chain stopped running advertising on Carlson's Fox News show in January, a representative told Business Insider on Monday.

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